Palm oil is found in everything from potato chips and pills to pet food, and also ends up in the supply chains of some of the biggest names in the $530 billion beauty business, including L’Oréal, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Avon and Johnson & Johnson, helping women around the world feel pampered and beautiful. The … More Rape, abuses in palm oil fields linked to top beauty brands
For Immediate Release: On February 5, 2019, attorney Robert Teel and the law firms Edelson P.C. and Tousley Brain Stephens PLLC sued five corporations that designed, produced, and distributed a firefighting foam called Aqueous Film Forming Foam (or AFFF) allegedly used at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and the Naval Outlying Landing Field Coupeville … More Class action lawsuit seeks to clean up the water and compensate Islanders
The Law Office of Robert L. Teel, Law Offices of Ronald A. Marron, APLC, and Foley & Lardner, LLP Appointed Co-lead Class Counsel November 21, 2018, San Diego, CA — A federal court has granted class certification in part to Plaintiffs whose phone calls were recorded by Securus Technologies, Inc. (“Securus”) in a case involving alleged California … More Court Grants Class Certification in Part for Plaintiffs in Securus Recording Case
Click to read Owino v. CoreCivic ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART DEFENDANT’S MOTION TO DISMISS Defendants’ motion to dismiss challenged whether Plaintiffs had sufficiently alleged 12 separate causes of action for claims arising under the Federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act; California Trafficking Victims Protection Act; California Unfair Competition Law; four (4) separate … More The Law Office of Robert L. Teel Defeats Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss on All Twelve (12) Causes of Action in CoreCivic Forced Labor Litigation
Attorney Robert Teel filed the class action suit on behalf of Yvonne Mart Fox of Middleton. It claims the hospital delayed reporting a data breach in mid-April. It also alleges UnityPoint Health misled patients in believing their social security numbers were not compromised. Teel said 16,429 patient records were affected by the breach, going back as … More Class action lawsuit filed against UnityPoint Health after data breach
In November, 2012, the San Diego City Council approved a project for the installation of so-called “smart water meters” based on the City’s desire for better water management and conservation. Two years ago, the City estimated the cost of the project at $60 million. To pay for it, the City’s utility department recommended the City’s … More City of San Diego Sued for Violating Taxpayer-Protective Prop. 218
Federal and State Trafficking Victims Protection Acts As a result of the civil immigration detainee forced labor practices alleged below, for-profit detention facilities run by CoreCivic, Inc. and GEO Group, Inc. may have violated federal law prohibiting forced labor under 18 U.S.C. § 1589, and California law prohibiting human trafficking and forced labor under Civil … More Private Immigration Prison Accused of Forced Labor
Prison Callers Defend Revamped Securus Recording Suit — By Bryan Koenig Law360, Washington (January 10, 2017, 1:59 PM EST) Prison phone users Monday stood by their class allegations that Securus Technologies Inc. recorded their calls without permission, arguing that the reasserted fraud and misrepresentation claims are detailed enough and that the telephone service provider is … More “Securus’ motion trivializes the importance of trust and confidence in the attorney-client relationship as well as the critical need for certainty that attorney-client communications will not be unlawfully intruded on by law enforcement or prosecutors,” attorney Robert L. Teel said in an email.
Lawsuit seeks records of Shawnee County jail phone recordings – The Topeka-Capital Journal – Posted December 9, 2016 04:55 pm – Updated December 9, 2016 11:45 pm By Jonathan Shorman firstname.lastname@example.org An open records lawsuit targeting the Shawnee County Department of Corrections seeks information about recordings of inmate-attorney phone calls, part of a … More Questions have been raised in other jurisdictions about Securus recordings, and attorney Robert Teel’s quest for documents about prison and jail recordings now includes Shawnee County, as well as Leavenworth County, where he said he has filed a records request.
Fighting the scourge of forced labour November 2016 | FEATURE | LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT Financier Worldwide Magazine Few topics raise the hackles among the global populace as that of forced labour – a reality that essentially represents a scourge on humanity. A contentious issue, forced labour – especially child labour – has been on … More According to Robert Teel, a lawyer with a strong focus on forced labour and anti-human trafficking issues, the top five countries with the most enslaved people are India, China, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Russia. “India, with the second largest population in the world, is by far the worst offender with the largest absolute number of modern-day slaves estimated at 14.3 million people,” says Mr Teel.